Where is Iraq?

Iraq is located in the Middle East region at latitude 33.223191 and longitude 43.679291 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 33° 13' 23.49'' N
  • 43° 40' 45.45'' E

You can see the location of Iraq on the world map below:

Iraq location on the map pointed out by a pin.

Iraq Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Iraq (IQ) are:

  1. Iran (Islamic Republic of) (IR)
  2. Jordan (JO)
  3. Kuwait (KW)
  4. Saudi Arabia (SA)
  5. Syrian Arab Republic (SY)
  6. Turkey (TR)

Maritime Borders

Iraq borders with Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Oman.

Iraq Related Content

Iraq Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 33.223191
Longitude: 43.679291
Country CodesAlpha 2: IQ
Alpha 3: IRQ
Country Flag Emoji🇮🇶
Int. Phone Prefix+964
Capital cityBaghdad
Middle East
Country Area438,317 sq km
Population 202141,179,351
World Rank: 36
Median Age19.8
Life expectancy70.4
Major languagesArabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen (a Turkish dialect), Syriac (Neo-Aramaic), and Armenian are official in areas where native speakers of these languages constitute a majority of the population
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:00
Internet TLD.iq
Biggest AirportBaghdad International Airport (BGW)
Average temperature21.40 °C
70.52 °F
Administrative Divisions1 region 18 governorates
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Iraq Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionMiddle East & North Africa
CurrencyIraqi Dinar (IQD)
GDP in 2020$184.4 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 52
GDP per capita in 2020$4,584
World Rank: 106
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, India, Germany, Italy
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, India, United States, Turkey, South Korea

Biggest Cities in Iraq

Here are the largest cities in Iraq based on 2021 data:

City Population
Baghdad 6,107,000
Mosul 1,694,000
Al Basrah 1,326,564
Kirkuk 975,000
Ar Ramadi 874,543
Erbil 846,000
An Najaf 724,700
Karbala' 690,100
As Sulaymaniyah 676,500
An Nasiriyah 541,600

Map of Iraq with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Middle East Region